Andy Clarke new Chairman of Menzies

The former CEO of grocery chain Asda Andy Clarke has joined Menzies Distribution has Non-Executive Chairman.

Clarke has a portfolio career and is currently Chairman of operational performance specialist Newton Europe, Chairman of Leeds-Bradford Airport, Chairman of independent pharmaceutical company Immodulon Therapeutics, Chairman of retail technology business Spoon Guru and advisor to food supplier Albert Bartlett.

Commenting on Andy’s appointment, Greg Michael, CEO of Menzies, said: “Andy is an influential figure in British business and I am delighted to welcome him to the Menzies board. His breadth of experience as a Chairman, as well as a superb track record in several sectors relevant to Menzies, will be invaluable as we enter the next phase of our ambitious plan for growth.”

Andy Clarke, the new Chairman of Menzies Distribution, said: “I’m excited to be joining Menzies at such an exciting stage of its journey. I look forward to working closely with Greg and the senior team as Menzies capitalises on the many compelling opportunities ahead to cement its position as a major force in UK logistics.”

Aidan Robson, Partner of Endless LLP, majority shareholder of Menzies, added: “We are delighted to welcome Andy Clarke to the Menzies board.  At a time when Covid-19 has redefined the importance of logistics in the UK, Andy Clarke’s strong experience across retail and multi-channel businesses will help support Menzies to deliver its growth aspirations through both organic expansion and acquisition.”